Access to sports and extracurricular activities is so important to a child’s development. In Nepal, the lack of basic infrastructure prevents the children from participation in leisure activities. Schools do not have the resources to engage the social, creative, and emotional capabilities of kids. Due to this, the children are not given the chance to play, learn, and grow into responsible citizens in their communities.
Himalayan Life recognized this need, creating day camps and sports programs in Pokhara and Chitwan to better serve the kids in these areas.
In 2007, Himalayan Life introduced floor hockey to Nepal. Material and coaching teams were brought in from Switzerland to train the Nepalese coaches. Fields were quickly designed and set up, becoming the hub of the new sport which has spread rapidly.
Milly is one of our uni-hockey coaches in Pokhara. She first joined our programs as a child, participating in our Children Activation Program (CAP) and then our Teenager Activation Program (TAP). Now as one of our coaches, Milly gets to share in the joy she felt when playing hockey with each of the young kids on the teams!
Himalayan Life’s program with street and community kids is centred on keeping the kids moving and active, developing healthy bodies and minds. Thousands of kids participate in our day camp and sports programs on a weekly basis.
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, GIVE THE GIFT OF SPORTS!
Help support 20 street children to receive equipment to participate in our sports programs.
For more information on our sports programs, visit our Projects page!